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Truth in the Tinsel – An eBook Review

Posted on: November 25, 2011

Last year, I was convicted about how our family celebrates Christmas. While we talked about Christ, our focus during the holiday was never fully on Christ. Rather, it was the presents, the decorations and the tinsel of it all. This year we are implementing new traditions, one of which is celebrating Advent.

I had the great pleasure of reviewing Oh Amanda‘s new ebook, Truth in the Tinsel : An Advent Experience for Little Hands.

Amanda provides 24 days of awesome Advent crafts to do with your children. Each craft is an ornament that your child could hang on the tree or, like we are doing, on their own little craft board.

From a candle ornament to cute little sheep, Amanda has provided fun, easy ways to teach your children about Christ’s birth and the real reason for celebrating Christmas. Each day there is a Bible verse to read that correlates with that day’s craft. In addition, Amanda has provided wonderful simple truths to share with your children while you’re making your ornament.

I’ll be honest, the idea of crafting with a 2 and 4 year old every day seems overwhelming with a newborn. But after seeing how easy these ornaments are, if I can do it, anyone can. While Amanda’s versions are simple, your ornaments don’t even need to be anything more than construction paper and crayons {as I am sure many of ours will be}. The biggest thing is spending time each day with your children talking about Christ and shifting the Christmas focus to Him.

On December 1, Amanda is issuing a “challenge” on the Truth in the Tinsel Facebook page to go through the book with your children and post pictures of the crafts you’ve made. It will be a great way to see what others have done and to encourage one another.

If you buy the book today, Black Friday {November 25, 2011}, you will get it for the sale price of $2.99 {regularly $4.99}. The ebook includes daily Bible verses, instructions on how to make the ornaments {along with printables}, and truths to talk about with your children.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help teach your children about Christ’s birth and the reason for the Christmas season.

Buy Truth in the Tinsel today!

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6 Responses to "Truth in the Tinsel – An eBook Review"

I am seriously considering this, esp since you said you could manage with a newborn… 😉 I am wondering what kind of supplies I need to have on hand?

Like I mentioned, Amanda’s versions are a simple but a little more “involved”. For the full out versions, you need things like glue, scissors, construction paper, yarn, felt, tissue paper, etc. All stuff you probably have on hand or could easily substitute.

love this- i will probably do the Stone one too- but the jesse tree one last year was WAY above their heads! i’m going to buy this one though. thanks friend

What a cool idea. I really love intentional parenting. Both being intentionally present with your child and teaching them more about Jesus. Love it! 🙂

I agree Jamie, the Jesse tree was over the kids head! Thanks for sharing this Sarah!

[…] It’s not too late to start an advent ornament craft project with your youngins…Truth in the Tinsel is super-easy- heck, I’m doing it every other day or so even with a newborn!  The ebook is fabulous with being easy and so flexible in how you approach it, even with an index of other options if you can’t follow it daily.  The real perk is that it’s such a great way to remind your little ones about the real meaning of Christmas but not being overly deep.  {Hat Tip to Sarah for this heads-up!} […]

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